Shark Task Force (general)
Everything you wanted to know about sharks and ocean conservation.

This time on the Shark Task Force, we return to Tiger Beach - the best place in the world to see Tiger Sharks.

This expedition was in part to shoot the sequel to the film "This is Your Ocean: Sharks" with Guy Harvey and Jim Abernethy.

That will debut this November.

We'll see you next time, because, why wait a whole year, for just one week on sharks?

Direct download: V2TigerSharks.mov
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It seems like only yesterday we jumped in the water with Oceanic Whitetip Sharks at night without a cage for the first time. It was nerve-racking at first... but then the unexpected.

Find out more in this episode of the Shark Task Force.

Remember, for the complete story of the Oceanic Whitetip Shark - check out Guy Harvey Expeditions on iTunes.

The Shark Task Force, why wait a whole year, for just one week on sharks?

Direct download: STF_2016cS.mov
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Over the years we've spent a lot of time in the water with the Oceanic Whitetip Shark. Here are two great ways to find out more about this shark - 1 - head over to GHRITracking.org (soon to be an iPhone and android app) and look at all the tracks for the oceanic.

2 - if you want to get more "in-depth" - check out Guy Harvey Expeditions - The Oceanic Whitetip Shark - right here on iTunes. It's five years of expeditions packed in to one-half hour... the $1.99 goes to the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation.

As you find out more about these sharks - it's incredible to think that at one time they were the most prolific animal on the planet over 100 pounds. A sad statement on overfishing.

We'll see you next time on the Shark Task Force, because, why wait a whole year, for just one week on sharks?

 

 

Direct download: STF_2016Bb.mov
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This March, the Shark Task Force invites you to celebrate sharks! Join us as we update you on our work - and where we've been.

Take part by downloading episodes we've produced over the past ten years - or simply download a Guy Harvey Expedition on iTunes.  You'll find episodes on the Mighty Mako, the curious Oceanic Whitetip Shark and the Tiger Shark... plus there's Sharks of North America - a look at a wide variety of sharks.

The Shark Task Force, because - why wait a whole year, for just one week on sharks?

Direct download: STF2016_A.mov
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This time on the Shark Task Force, a preview of "The Oceanic Whitetip Shark." This film was just made an official selection at the Gray's Reef Film Festival in Savannah.

In this clip, Guy Harvey talks about how the shark has disappeared from our oceans.

He also talks about how the Oceanic Whitetip Shark was even replaced in a Hollywood film - for the better known White Shark.

Guy Harvey expeditions is now available on iTunes, just search "Guy Harvey Expeditions iTunes" or follow this link:

Guy Harvey Expeditions on iTunes

See you next time, because why wait a whole year for just one week on sharks?

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"Meet Guy Harvey" is one of the many Guy Harvey Expedition episodes now available on Apple iTunes. In this episode of the Shark Task Force, you'll find out how Guy Harvey got his start at an early age - and why Ernest Hemingway had such a profound impact on his life.

Guy Harvey has led the charge in tagging large pelagic sharks. From Tiger Sharks to Oceanic Whitetips, his works along with the work of the Guy Harvey Research Institute has been groundbreaking.

To find out more - check out, GHRITracking.org.

To find Guy Harvey on iTunes, please visit:  

Guy Harvey Expeditions on iTunes

or

https://itunes.apple.com/us/tv-season/guy-harvey-expeditions-season/id1052857375

 

Direct download: GuyHarvey.m4v
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Here's a preview of Guy Harvey's Oceanic Whitetip Shark now on iTunes.

It used to be one of the most prolific animals on the planet over 100 pounds - the Oceanic Whitetip Shark. In this unprecedented expedition, Guy begins a long-term research expedition to track this amazing creature.

In this clip - Guy gives us a preview of this amazing animal:

Guy Harvey on iTunes.

Direct download: iTunesOWT.m4v
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We've been gone for a while, but we're back with 9 Episodes of Guy Harvey Expeditions on iTunes. Over the next several weeks, we'll be giving Shark Task Force users and exclusive look at each episode, but for now, here's a beautiful preview of what's to come.

Guy Harvey Expeditions first aired on Discovery's Destination America Network.

Enjoy - and remember - why wait a whole year for just one week on sharks?

Here's a tiny link to iTunes and Guy Harvey Expeditions:

http://tinyurl.com/q9vvfct

 

Direct download: iTunes.mov
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Dr. Guy Harvey introduces us to a shark you may not know... The Oceanic Whitetip Shark. At one time ,the Oceanic Whitetip Shark may have been one of the most prolific animals over 100 pounds in the ocean, but overfishing and a demand for shark fin soup have all but destroyed this shark. Find out more in this edition of the Shark Task Force. Why wait a whole year, for just one week on sharks?

Direct download: OWTShark.m4v
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This time on the Shark Task Force, a quick review of one of our favorite sharks, the whale shark. It may be December now, but those July days off the coast of Isla Mujeres are calling... when hundreds of these creatures have a feast. Dr. Guy Harvey takes a look in this preview of Sharks of the World. Why wait a whole year, for just one week on sharks?

Direct download: SOW_WhaleSkEX.m4v
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Jessica Vaughn had an encounter with a Bull Shark - and was very lucky. Dr. Guy Harvey introduces us to her - in this clip from Sharks of the World: A Guy Harvey Expedition. The DVD is available now from guyharvey.com/expeditions.  The Shark Task Force, why wait a whole year, for just one week on sharks?

Direct download: SOWBullShark.m4v
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This time on the Shark Task Force, we hear from leading shark scientist Dr. Mahmood Shivji on the species name "Great White Shark."  Is a White Shark really that Great? Maybe not... For the full story on Dr. Guy Harvey's ten favorite sharks - check out - Sharks of the World now available on guyharvey.com/expeditions. The Shark Task Force, why wait a whole year, for just one week on sharks...

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In this preview of Sharks of the World, Dr. Guy Harvey introduces us to the Lemon Shark. This abundant sea creature can make diving in the Bahamas a mesmerizing experience. Just watch your hands! Sharks of the World is available from guyharvey.com/expeditions.  Join the Shark Task Force on iTunes, because, why wait a whole year, for just one week on sharks?

Direct download: LemonEX.m4v
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Dr. Guy Harvey takes a look at the potential value of one living shark - the Caribbean Reef Shark. The Caribbean Reef Shark is well known to divers, and a treat to see underwater. Dr. Harvey explains why this shark is also a boost to Bahamas tourism. We'll see you next time on the Shark Task Force because, why wait a whole year, for just one week on sharks?

Direct download: SOW_ReefSharkEX.m4v
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In this episode of the Shark Task Force, Dr. Guy Harvey discusses the difficulty of tagging a Shortfin Mako Shark off the coast of Isla Mujeres, Mexico. The tracking from these animals is impressive, and it's hoped the research will help protect this species for future generations. For more on the Shortfin Mako, check out Sharks of the World: A Guy Harvey Expedition. Now available from guyharvey.com/expeditions.  The Shark Task Force, Why wait a whole year, for just one week on sharks?

Direct download: SOWMako.m4v
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In this edition of the Shark Task Force, Dr. Guy Harvey introduces us to the Great Hammerhead Shark. You can see all of Dr. Harvey's favorites in the new documentary Sharks of the World: A Guy Harvey Expedition - now available from guyharvey.com/expeditions.  The Shark Task Force, why wait a whole year, for just one week on sharks?

Direct download: SOWHammerhead.m4v
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Greetings! Thank you to all of our subscribers!  This time on the Shark Task Force - we begin an eight part preview of Sharks of the World - A Guy Harvey Expedition. In the coming days you'll meet all types of sharks - from the Tiger Shark to the Whale Shark. You'll also find out about the research underway to find out more about these fantastic animals. Thanks again to our sponsor - GuyHarvey.com/Expeditions.  The Shark Task Force - why wait a whole year, for just one week on sharks?

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It's one of nature's greatest spectacles - hundreds of Whale Sharks feeding off the coast of the Yucatán Peninsula. Dr. Guy Harvey and filmmaker George C. Schellenger take you into the heart of an underwater wilderness to witness Whale Sharks, Sailfish and Makos. Jump in to explore an unforgettable world beyond belief and still here. And remember - why wait a whole year for just one week on (real) sharks?

Direct download: WSY_Trailer.m4v
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On July 27 and 28 history was made in the fishing community of Montauk, New York. Once known as a complete shark killing zone - a new tide is rising. Find out more in this edition of the Shark Task Force in conjunction with the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation. Join us next time for the Shark Task Force, because, why wait a whole year, for just one week on sharks?

Direct download: SharksEyeFinalM4V.m4v
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Here at the Shark Task Force, we love sharks and the ocean.

We now want to take our love and share it with some very important people - veterans coming home from war.

We believe that introducing them to this world will change their lives.

In fact it already has changed the lives of many. So - we're introducing Operation Blue Pride to our friends here at the Shark Task Force to try and make a difference.

Please share our Kickstarter Project with friends and of course let us know what you think.

After all, why wait a whole year, for just one week on sharks?

Direct download: Kickstarter_STF.m4v
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The Shark Task Force is proud to present this exclusive look at a new project to help save the ocean and ourselves. Operation: Blue Pride brings together a group of severly wounded veterans to join forces to save the ocean. But the power of the ocean is helping them as well. Join us for an emotional preview of this new project. And remember - Why wait a whole year, for just one week on sharks?

Direct download: OBPWeb.m4v
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Guy Harvey returns to Tiger Beach to talk about Tiger Sharks in the Bahamas and the plan in place to protect them.

For more information on sharks, check out www.sharktaskforce.com - why wait a whole year, for just one week on sharks?

Direct download: STF_OAS.m4v
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The Shark Task Force takes a moment out with Guy Harvey to honor the stingrays of Stingray City.

Discover how you can help protect these creatures at the number one dive site in the world in Grand Cayman.

For more information, check out www.sharktaskforce.com or www.guyharvey.com

After all, why wait a whole year, for just one week on sharks?

Direct download: StingrayFinal.m4v
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Emma the Tiger Shark takes Jim Abernethy's camera - and it becomes an internet sensation. We take a look at that story and Oceanic White Tips in danger - plus a new protection for sharks, this time on the Shark Task Force.... Why wait a whole year for just one week on sharks>

Direct download: STF_EmmaWorld.m4v
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When it comes to photography, even Manta Rays have their comfort level. This video was taken in The Revillagigedos Archipelago, also known as the Socorro Islands. The diver in question would like to remain anonymous (he's trying to stay on good terms with Mantas). Manta Rays are being hunted for their gill rakers - which is thought to clean blood when consumed by humans. Groups such as www.mantarayofhope.com are fighting to protect this graceful creature. We'll see you next time, because why wait a whole year, for just one week on sharks? 

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A great white shark smiles for the camera near the island of Guadalupe... do you see any cavities? It's a whole sharkweek in just a minute. We'll see you next time because, why wait a whole year for just one week on sharks? Also remember, This is Your Ocean: Sharks now on iTunes, Amazon.com and GuyHarvey.com .

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Here's a quick look at what happens if you leave your camera unattended at Tiger Beach. Natural underwater sounds of Emma T. Shark taking Jim Abernethy's camera.  For more on sharks check out  www.sharktaskforce.com and www.thisisyourocean.com. I'm George Schellenger for the Shark Task Force. We'll see you next time because why wait a whole year, for just one week on sharks?

Direct download: SharkCamera.m4v
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The full story behind Jim Abernethy's encounter with a massive Mako Shark in the Bahamas. Filmed in association with an upcoming Guy Harvey documentary on Oceanic White Tip Sharks. For more on sharks check out www.thisisyourocean.com and the www.sharktaskforce.com . We'll see you next time on the Shark Task Force because why wait a whole year for just one week on sharks?

Direct download: Jim_SharkStory.m4v
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Shark Shocks Diver - Part 1

Photographer and Shark Expert Jim Abernethy thought he was getting some photographs and video of a blue marlin, but he wasn't alone. Part 1 of 2.

We'll see you next time for the full story, because why wait a whole year for just one week on sharks? Photographed in the Bahamas in May along with Guy Harvey and the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation. For more on sharks and the problems they face, check out the new film, This is Your Ocean: Sharks available at www.thisisyourocean.com

Direct download: Jim_Shark.m4v
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Sharks have taken over the Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art. There you'll find a world class exhibit featuring shark art from around the world. Artist, author and environmentalist Richard Ellis is the curator of the event. He's created an unforgettable multi-media and multi-medium experience. "This is Your Ocean: Sharks" co-star Jim Abernethy shares some of his thoughts as he goes through some of the most "jaw" dropping displays. We were blown away, and we think you will be to. It is a tribute to our fears, our hopes and our never ending thirst to understand sharks and the role they play on our planet. For more on sharks, check out SharkTaskForce.com - and don't forget This is Your Ocean: Sharks, now available on Amazon and iTunes. We'll see you next time, because why wait a whole year, for just one week on sharks?

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This time on the Shark Task Force - we go behind the scenes of This is Your Ocean: Sharks from a new point of view. We want to give you a look at raw video from a fixed camera used to help make the film. The camera briefly shows some of the setup involved so Jim Abernethy can work with Emma. Emma is a 14-foot-tiger shark and a key co-star of the documentary along with Wyland and Guy Harvey. For more behind the scenes visit SharkTaskForce.com  We'll see you next time, because, why wait a whole year, for just one week on sharks?

Direct download: SharkCam_STF.m4v
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This time on the Shark Task Force, we look at the raw power of the Oceanic White Tip Shark. Special thanks to Thisisyourocean.com and The Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation. This is Your Ocean: Sharks is now available from Amazon.com and GuyHarvey.com.  We'll see you next time, because, why wait a whole year, for just one week on sharks?

Direct download: Power_Oceanic.m4v
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This time on the Shark Task Force, we look at the wild world of shark entertainment. Everything from Mega Sharks to Swarming Sharks to sharks vacationing in Malibu or on the Jersey Shore. You'll meet jawsome sharks and actors looking for a quick paycheck - plus there's one title we think you'll really like. Otherwise, we'll be back soon, because, why wait a whole year, for just one week on sharks?

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Sharks - Save it For the Kids - Music Video

To celebrate the release of "This is Your Ocean: Sharks" on DVD - we are proud to present this special music video called "Save it For the Kids" - It captures highlights from the film - and gives you a preview of this great new song by Colton James - Save it For the Kids. This is Your Ocean: Sharks is now available on DVD.   You'll find Colton's song on iTunes.  We'll be back soon, because, why wait a whole year for just one week on sharks?

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Jim Abernethy and Guy Harvey talk about taking This is Your Ocean: Sharks - as it comes home to DVD. This is Your Ocean: Sharks follows the adventure of Jim, Guy and marine artist Wyland as they set on on a mission to save sharks. Along the way they see the trouble sharks face and what can be done to help them. One of our favorite sharks, Emma, makes an appearance as well. This is Your Ocean: Sharks will be available on DVD July 3, 2012.

Direct download: TIYO_DVD.m4v
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The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission voted to protect Tiger Sharks and three types of Hammerhead Sharks in state waters. George Schellenger has more in this report from Key Largo.  Why wait a whole year, for just one week on sharks?

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George Schellenger takes you behind the scenes of diving with Whale Sharks off the coast of Mexico. For more information on sharks, check out SharkTaskForce.com -- Why wait a whole year, for just one week on sharks?

Direct download: STF_WS.m4v
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The Shark Task Force is proud to be a part of a new film featuring the first ever planned and organized night dive with Oceanic Whitetip Sharks without a cage. We've dove with these incredible animals before - this time we meet them at night on their terms. We're working on the film with AllFinsOn.com - a production company founded by Robert Cantrell. He's eager to bring back films depicting adventure and exploration. "Sharks: Lord of the Long Hands" will be released later this year.

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As we think about World Ocean Day, George takes time out to take us to lunch and to take a swim with a whale shark. For more on sharks, check out  sharktaskforce.com. Why wait a whole year, for just one week on sharks?

Direct download: LunchWithaWhaleShark.m4v
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In this special edition of the Shark Task Force, Dr. Guy Harvey interviews Wendy Benchley, the widow of Peter Benchley, author of Jaws. They talk about the impact of the movie 3 decades later, how shark catch and kill tournaments are becoming catch and release tournaments and why healthy oceans need sharks. For more information on the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation, visit guyharvey.com.  For more on sharks, check out www.sharktaskforce.com. The Shark Task Force, why wait a whole year for just one week on sharks?

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George C. Schellenger and Jim Abernethy wrap up the showing of This is Your Ocean: Sharks, in Washington, D.C.

And really, why wait a whole year, for just one week on sharks? For more on This is Your Ocean: Sharks, check out  thisisyourocean.com. For more on saving sharks - check out sharktaskforce.com

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Real sharks are heading inside the beltway this Friday, May 20, 2011 for Celebration of the Seas.

"This is Your Ocean: Sharks" will be featured at the Carnegie Institution for Science at 8pm. 

Join scheduled guests Dr. Sylvia Earle, Jim Abernethy and George C. Schellenger for this award-winning film. For more information about this free event, visit: http://www.bluefront.org/blue_vision_blog/bvs3/agenda/fridaymay20/

For more information about "This is Your Ocean: Sharks" - visit http://www.thisisyourocean.com

Direct download: TIYO3_Full.m4v
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In the new shark documentary, "This is Your Ocean: Sharks"  photographer and artists Jim Abernethy, Wyland and Guy Harvey strive to paint a new picture of sharks. A picture of a creature which plays a critical part in the ocean - and a creature in trouble. Director George C. Schellenger gives us this preview. For more on "This is Your Ocean: Sharks" - check out   http://www.thisisyourocean.com

For more on sharks, visit The Shark Task Force. Why wait a whole year, for just one week on sharks?

Direct download: BTS3_STF.m4v
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Here's a look at a clip from This is Your Ocean: Sharks. A new documentary seeking to shatter the public perception of sharks once and for all. Director George C. Schellenger explains how getting close leads to respect. Questions on sharks? Check out the Shark Task Force, because, why wait a whole year, for just one week on sharks?

Direct download: BTS_One.m4v
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After a long break, the Shark Task Force is back with this exclusive trailer. This is Your Ocean: Sharks follows the expedition of Jim Abernethy, Dr. Guy Harvey and Wyland as they set out to protect sharks. Directed by George C. Schellenger. This is Your Ocean: Sharks premieres this April 29, 2011 at the Newport Beach Film Festival. We'll be back soon because, why wait a whole year, for just one week on sharks?

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Sharks find help from an angry chef; some bi-partisain support in Washington, D.C.; and a break in the Bahamas. Those are just some of the stories we're following this week on the SharkTaskForce. Why wait a while year, for just one week on sharks?

Direct download: STF2011.m4v
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George C. Schellenger, Executive Producer of the Shark Task Force, teams up with Guy Harvey, Wyland and Jim Abernethy for a one of a kind look at sharks -- Though the eyes of three marine artists racing against the clock. This is Your Ocean: Sharks - focuses on the Bahamas and Florida - and the critical need for conservation. Here's the trailer for the documentary. For more on sharks - or to watch a high res version of the trailer, join us at sharktaskforce.com .

Direct download: TIYO_Sharks.m4v
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